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THE CRY
November 8, 2018  | By David Bianculli

Sundance Now, 3:00 a.m. ET

 

MINISERIES PREMIERE: Increasingly, more and more cable and network services are presenting streaming sister sites, which require monthly fees to watch – and as these services stack up, it takes more and more persuasion, and at least one really, really good TV show, to entice people to sample that service and add it to their viewing list (and monthly bill). In my opinion, today the Sundance Now streaming service does just that, by presenting a new four-part imported British miniseries called The Cry. It starts in Scotland and shifts to Australia, and stars Jenna Coleman – who has impressed me greatly since she played Clara on Doctor Who, and after that as the title role in Victoria. In The Cry, she plays a young mother whose husband asks her to accompany him from Scotland to Australia in hopes of negotiating the return of his teen daughter from a previous marriage. Once there, unexpected events throw them all into the media spotlight and into a police investigation – and whatever you think may happen at the start, The Cry flips it, and keeps surprising you. Coleman, Ewen Leslie as her husband, Asher Keddie as the Aussie ex-wife – they’re all amazing, and their characters, each and every one of them, unsettlingly complicated. Highly recommended. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower

 
 
 
 
 
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